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Offline stevebattleTopic starter

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Armdroid Power connector?
« on: June 18, 2013, 10:58:59 AM »
I've just acquired an Armdroid 1, and aim to restore it to working condition. Does anybody recognise what type of power connector it uses (see photo), and even better, where I might buy one. This is a two pin socket, with a screw thread and an internal diameter of 1/2". Also, I'd love to hear from anyone else who has an Armdroid to swap notes.

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Re: Armdroid Power connector?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 11:06:20 AM »
Maybe it is a French-German-Russian power connector, but they don't have a screw thread.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2013, 11:09:28 AM by olivthill »

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Re: Armdroid Power connector?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 07:21:18 PM »
Looks like an old Amphenol cir Mil connector .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIL-DTL-5015

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/searchresults.aspx?dsNav=Ntk:Primary|amphenol+connector|3|&mkwid=sJc7MoVVA&pcrid=19895655259&pkw=amphenol%20connectors&pmt=b&gclid=CJfr4Pf57rcCFY-Y4AodgUwApg

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Re: Armdroid Power connector?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 02:30:59 AM »
I also have an Armdroid 1 which I'm currently restoring.

The power connector you need is a GX16 (it's a connector used in aviation industry, or HAM radio) 2-pin, 16mm.  You can find these easily by searching eBay.

As mentioned, I'm currently restoring my Armdroid - which means I've pretty much stripped it right down and have been rebuilding and replacing broken/damaged parts as I go.  I will be documenting my project on a Blog / website a little later this year.  In the meantime, if you need any further information, please drop me an email.


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Re: Armdroid Power connector?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 02:45:14 PM »
By the way, in case you didn't know - the polarity of the power connections is  ( - ) . ( + ) as looking at your photograph ( + 12 to 15v Right Hand Side )

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Re: Armdroid Power connector?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 01:42:31 AM »
Richard,
Thanks for the information about the GX-16 connector. Maplin, also confirm that the Locking multi-pole Linkage connector they sell is equivalent.
<http://www.maplin.co.uk/locking-multi-pole-line-sockets-43121>
Steve

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Re: Armdroid Power connector?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 03:28:40 AM »
For anybody interested, I've started a blog covering my Armdroid 1 Restoration Project

You can follow this - http://armdroid1.blogspot.co.uk/
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 03:43:18 AM by TKM_UK »

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Re: Armdroid Power connector?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2013, 01:16:59 PM »
Nice project !

 


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